I recently purchased a 2002 Escape XLT 4wd and have found this site very helpful in working out all the little "bugs" that the truck came with. I recently replaced the front stabilizer links because it sounded like they were shot. The truck has 75k on it and they had never been replaced. After replacing them, the noise is still there. It is almost the same sound that you would hear from a bad stabilizer end link. What else could it be? The noise seems to get worse after the truck has been driven for a while. On smaller bumps, driving slowly it almost sounds like a continuous rattle /thud coming from the drivers side tire. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!